The University of Liverpool are now offering a postgraduate route into Orthoptics, via a pre-registration MSc.
The programme has been designed to allow graduates to learn online and on campus in blocks. This will enable students to continue living at home whilst engaging in distance learning activities and attend campus and placement during specifically identified blocks of time for intensive practical clinical training.
Alongside the MSc launched at UCL last year, this represents yet more progress in securing the future of Orthoptics, giving yet more routes into the profession.
The programme provides an accelerated, 2-year route to theoretical knowledge and clinical training underpinning professional registration and practice as an autonomous Orthoptist.
Students undertake seven modules over two years which are broadly categorised into three main themes: ‘Orthoptic Clinical Practice and Theory’, ‘Ophthalmology and Optics’ and ‘Research Methods in Healthcare Practice’. Clinical education forms a key component of the programme and this will be delivered by giving students the opportunity to learn whilst on clinical placement and also using a high fidelity clinical simulation experience at the University.
You can find out more about the course here.